Locum Social Worker - Family Placement Team

The Social Care Community Partnership
£18 - £28/hour negotiable
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a rare and immediate opportunity for a Qualified Social Worker preferably with experience in working within a children and families or fostering and adoption social work context to join a vibrant Family Placement team located in the Edinburgh area on a full time contract basis available immediately.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To develop and sustain a flexible range of family based care placements to meet the needs of children and young people, from birth to eighteen years. This will involve the recruitment, assessment and supervision / support of carers.

MAJOR TASKS/JOB ACTIVITIES: - To undertake the recruitment, preparation and assessment of carers. To partcipate in intake and duty functions of the team also.

To develop and sustain effective working relationships with Practice Team colleagues and other professionals to ensure the services provided by Family Based Care are responsive to need.

RESPONSIBLE FOR - The supervision and development of family based carers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / CONDITIONS - This post is in the permanence team which has the lead role for providing adoption and permanent foster care for the children registered for permanence or adoption across the area. Due to the nature of this post some flexibilty is required to work evenings and outside office hours on a Monday to Friday basis.


Ideally applicants should have at least 2 years UK post qualifying experience within a children and families social work context and have a proven ability in carrying out initial assessments, IERs and social background reports. Assessment and support of carers and experience of working with children needing adoption or permanent care highly desirable. . Applicants MUST possess a relevant qualification in Social Work e.g. DipSW, CCETSW, Degree or Masters in Social Work and be willing to arrange a face to face appointment to register with one of our Consultants or Care Managers at our office based in Loanhead - other arrangements can be made if this is not possible. The successful applicant must also have current registration with the Scottish Social Services Council , and possess a recent PVG Scheme Record through Disclosure Scotland, this can be applied for through our agency. Post Qualifying awards in Child Protection highly desirable.

For more information and a detailed job description please contact Steve More


The Social Care Community Partnership

About The Social Care Community Partnership. The Social Care Community Partnership is Scotland's premier social care recruitment agency, sourcing and placing both qualified Social Workers and Social Care professionals throughout Scotland and the rest of the U.K. Established in 2006 quality is built into everything we do; from day to day recruitment and selection processes, to The Social Care Community Partnership employees and to the Local Authorities, Government bodies and Third Sector/Non Governmental Organisations that we work with. The client groups we work with range from Children and Families, Adults, Disabilities, Youth Offending and more. We recognise that our Social Care professionals make daily decisions that affect the lives of thousands of vulnerable people, hence our primary objective is to ensure, thorough vigorous screening and in depth compliancy checks we guarantee quality in every placement we make. For our clients we provide recruitment solutions for temporary and permanent staff with recruitment processes designed to support those ad hoc hard to fill vacancies or large volume recruitment campaigns. The Social Care Community Partnership is an equal opportunities employer